Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:
Would you rather be a respected judge, an acclaimed actor, a renowned athlete, or an admired scientist?
None of the above.
As aforementioned, my two primary talents are public speaking and creative writing.
And as aforementioned, I’d have to be widely appreciated for something else before large audiences would hear me speak.
So I’d like to be widely appreciated for my writing of both poetry and prose–even if only posthumously.
And the only way that could happen is if my writing were published widely enough.